Kenya's internet is faster than Australia's NBN

Snail’s pace. Photo: Joe Raedle/ Getty Images.

This infographic, which comes courtesy of Bloomberg and is based on Akamai’s State of the Internet report for Q1 2017, shows that Australia, land of the National Broadband Network, is still lagging quite a long way behind when it comes to average internet connection speeds. The Australian average in the first quarter of 2017 was 11.1Mbps placing it at 50th in the world, whereas Kenya sat at 43rd in the world with 12.2Mbps.

It’s interesting to note that since 2013, when Kenya implemented their own National Broadband Strategy, their average connection speed has jumped up from 4.46Mbps.

Across the ditch, New Zealand are sitting pretty on a healthy 14.7Mbps, while South Korea dominates in 1st place on a mammoth average connection speed of 28.6Mbps.

However, it’s not all bad news – although this infographic doesn’t show it, Australia ranks highly on the list (9th) when it comes to average mobile internet speeds whereas Kenya is a little further back.

Source; Bloomberg


This article first appeared at Lifehacker Australia. See the original article here.

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